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Old May 6th 2021, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by Rotor
Interesting, what's the situation with La Linea? Can people walk in and out freely? If so I can see that being abused.
Only ES nationals/residents and Gib residents with ID cards can move freely, there are border guards checking documents.
Not sure if electric gates are still in use or how frequent manual checks are now. In past, there were times when there were no checks on exiting Gib.
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Originally Posted by EU.flag
Only ES nationals/residents and Gib residents with ID cards can move freely, there are border guards checking documents.
Not sure if electric gates are still in use or how frequent manual checks are now. In past, there were times when there were no checks on exiting Gib.
I am not sure if people resident in Spain can cross at the moment. those with contracts in Gib certainly can and all Gib residents with I.D. cards can cross into Spain.
There have never been exit checks when leaving Gib to enter Spain or at least since the frontier reopened for residents 15/12/1982

The electronic gates have never worked with Gib ID cards even though Spain obliged Gib to alter it's ID cards to comply with their regulations
This caused queues when tourist unfamiliar with the system blocked all the gates including ones that were permanently open for Gibraltar residents.

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We went to Gibraltar on Tuesday without any problems. Fortunately I'm Irish but my partner is British and was worried about his passport being stamped but after producing his Portuguese residency papers to the Guardia Civil we were allowed through the border. They did not want to see my residency papers. No problems leaving Gibraltar either apart from the usual queue.
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Originally Posted by Lou71
We went to Gibraltar on Tuesday without any problems. Fortunately I'm Irish but my partner is British and was worried about his passport being stamped but after producing his Portuguese residency papers to the Guardia Civil we were allowed through the border. They did not want to see my residency papers. No problems leaving Gibraltar either apart from the usual queue.
Lou are you resident in Portugal?

If so I was wondering if it is possible to drive from Gib to Portugal at the moment?
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
Lou are you resident in Portugal?

If so I was wondering if it is possible to drive from Gib to Portugal at the moment?
We are resident in Portugal but we were travelling from Spain on Tuesday.

The Spanish authorities were very helpful but I did notice that their attitude was massively different in my case because I have an Irish passport and they did not overly scrutinise my passport or ask to see my residency papers as they did with my British partner.

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Originally Posted by Lou71
We are resident in Portugal but we were travelling from Spain on Tuesday.

The Spanish authorities were very helpful but I did notice that their attitude was massively different in my case because I have an Irish passport and they did not overly scrutinise my passport or ask to see my residency papers as they did with my British partner.
Thanks Lou what I was trying to establish was it it now possible to travel between Spain and Portugal?

I would like to travel from Gib to Portugal and believe it is now possible to travel across Andalusia but I am not sure about Portugal.
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As far as I know, the border between Spain and Portugal is open to everyone now.
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Originally Posted by Lou71
As far as I know, the border between Spain and Portugal is open to everyone now.
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However, the Andalucia border is still closed.
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However, the Andalucia border is still closed.
This may change from next Sunday.
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Originally Posted by Fred James
However, the Andalucia border is still closed.
Not between Ayamonte and Castro Marim as has been explained earlier. Spain/Portugal may still be closed in the north but certainly not here.
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The Andalucian border being closed to other autonomous communities doesn't mean it's also closed to Portugal:

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Originally Posted by Lou71
We went to Gibraltar on Tuesday without any problems. Fortunately I'm Irish but my partner is British and was worried about his passport being stamped but after producing his Portuguese residency papers to the Guardia Civil we were allowed through the border. They did not want to see my residency papers. No problems leaving Gibraltar either apart from the usual queue.
On leaving Gib, were you in car or on foot? Were passports checked again on exit?
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We were in a car and our passports were checked by the Spanish border force on the way out of Gibraltar.
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